Doctor Johnson: His Religious Life and His Death

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R. Bentley, 1850 - Authors, English - 539 pages
 

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Page 390 - Whatever withdraws us from the power of our senses, whatever makes the past, the distant, or the future predominate over the present, advances us in the dignity of thinking beings.
Page 419 - If I had not done among them the works which none other man did, they had not had sin: but now have they both seen and hated both me and my Father.
Page 265 - And wisdom at one entrance quite shut out. So much the rather thou, celestial Light, Shine inward, and the mind through all her powers Irradiate ; there plant eyes, all mist from thence Purge and disperse, that I may see and tell Of things invisible to mortal sight.
Page 40 - For men verily swear by the greater: and an oath for confirmation is to them an end of all strife.
Page 299 - Not for that we have dominion over your faith, but are helpers of your joy : for by faith ye stand.
Page 23 - Rousseau, sir, is a very bad man. I would sooner sign a sentence for his transportation, than that of any felon who has gone from the Old Bailey these many years. Yes, I should like to have him work in the plantations.
Page 17 - Pride was the source of that refusal, and the remembrance of it was painful. A few years ago, I desired to atone for this fault ; I went to Uttoxeter in very bad weather, and stood for a considerable time bare-headed in the rain, on the spot where my father's stall used to stand. In contrition I stood, and I hope the penance was expiatory.
Page 21 - ... nothing will supply the want of prudence; and that negligence and irregularity, long continued, will make knowledge useless, wit ridiculous, and genius contemptible.
Page 25 - Christianity is the highest perfection of humanity; and as no man is good but as he wishes the good of others, no man can be good in the highest degree, who wishes not to others the largest measures of the greatest good.
Page 275 - I can say and will say, that as a peer of parliament, — as speaker of this right honourable house, — as keeper of the great seal, — as guardian of his majesty's conscience, — as Lord High Chancellor of England, — nay, even in that character alone, in which the noble duke would think it an affront to be considered...

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